How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Through a blend of compelling exercises and stories, the best-selling author of Thinking in Bets will train you to combat your own biases, address your weaknesses, and help you become a better and more confident decision-maker.
What do you do when you're faced with a big decision? If you're like most people, you probably make a pro and con list, spend a lot of time obsessing about decisions that didn't work out, get caught in analysis paralysis, endlessly seek other people's opinions to find just that little bit of extra information that might make you sure, and finally go with your gut.
What if there was a better way to make quality decisions so you can think clearly, feel more confident, second-guess yourself less, and ultimately be more decisive and be more productive?
Making good decisions doesn't have to be a series of endless guesswork. Rather, it's a teachable skill that anyone can sharpen. In How to Decide, best-selling author Annie Duke and former professional poker player lays out a series of tools anyone can use to make better decisions. You'll learn:
- To identify and dismantle hidden biases.
- To extract the highest quality feedback from those whose advice you seek.
- To more accurately identify the influence of luck in the outcome of your decisions.
- When to decide fast, when to decide slow, and when to decide in advance.
- To make decisions that more effectively help you to realize your goals and live your values.
Through interactive exercises and engaging thought experiments, this audiobook helps you analyze key decisions you've made in the past and troubleshoot those you're making in the future. Whether you're picking investments, evaluating a job offer, or trying to figure out your romantic life, How to Decide is the key to happier outcomes and fewer regrets.
This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of interactive exercises and engaging thought experiments.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 39 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||October 13, 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #7,174 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#43 in Business Decision Making & Problem Solving
#106 in Medical Cognitive Psychology
#150 in Journal Writing Self-Help
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Her examples and expectations for the usage of her tactics all focus on the individual making the decision, as if an individual's decision affects only that one person. Plainly, any decision that I make affects many people, some very close to me and some who are strangers. She seems unwilling/unable to apply systems thinking to her mindset. Without thinking systemically, her tactics come across as either self-centered at worst or oblivious to the reality of the ripple effects of any one person's actions at best.
She also asks much of the reader in her multiple exercises when she requires the reader to clearly recall a situation that exactly fits one of her notions, and then to self-analyze that recalled situation. That's very difficult to do; personally, I had no luck at all in effectively recalling enough detail in past life events to complete even one of her many exercises. Last, she annoyingly used closed ended questions when prompting the reader for conclusions about his/her learning from each exercise. Example (paraphrased): "Did you gain any insight into your tendency to use comfirmation bias?" As a PhD in psychology, I would have assumed she had learned to use open ended questions to prompt for in-depth self--reflection, in this case asking "What did you learn about your tendencey to use confirmation bias?" Overall, there are far more thorough and engaging books on the topic of effective problem solving and decision making. Duke isn't bad; it's just that she's not good.
You don’t have to be a high-stakes poker pro or a high-paid executive. Everyone faces decisions, and the lack of consideration we chronically give even to our most serious choices can have lasting effects. In How to Decide, Annie Duke has provided a practical, step-by-step guide to thoughtful decision making, and she’s illustrated it with vivid and sometimes hilarious anecdotes from her own one-of-a-kind life.
As I read it, I kept thinking of Maria Konnikova's book about learning poker and its life lessons and was delighted to discover when I saw the jacket copy that Konnikova is one of its endorsers. Now, so am I.
Buy this book. It’s like completing your inside straight on the river. Because when you’re talking about life, you really are all in.
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It explains a different dimension on the process of decision making..